into the carolinas. over the last couple of days, wilmington and areas have seen a ton of rain. serious flooding concerns into thursday and friday. notice our computers are pinpointing new jersey for very heavy rain up here into southern new england, too. the forecast for today, middle of the country. fantastic. much of the east is okay. if you're right along the coast, you're going to see heavy rain in the next few days. here is a look at the weather outside your window. in the ohio valley, tennessee valley, gorgeous weather conditions. chicago, 74. sunny. memphis, 81. that's fantastic. you've heard about the heat wave out in the west. phoenix has been very hot, too. today, 106. thursday's forecast coming right up. >> i know. you know, i'm still shaking my head over that 113 in los angeles. >> yeah. and it can't gotten much cooler out there, either. >> thanks, bill. gold sparkles and getting a beer in tough times. your early morning business headlines are straight ahead.